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Jack mostly folk Copyrights 101 (33) RE: Copyrights 101 21 Mar 98


I question Woody Guthrie writing all these BPA project song while under contract to the US of A. Government bucks paid the man to write songs to stroke the people and politicians into their scheme of things. His foundation still controls and holds copyrights to all his songs, even the ones he ripped off from Hudie. Woody certainly did'nt seem to care who he borrowed from, why should we. Are the song cops going to arrest us? I really favor paying struggling songwriters for their goods, but it becomes such a hassle dealing with the powers that perhaps its just easier to say, "find me and I'll gladly pay you". More and more venues seem to be touched or strong armed by ASCAP and BMI pressures to pay for the right or don't book artist who do material besides their own. OOOuch! Have you ever been a member or affiliated with any members of the comunist party? Lets see, if you are a member, you work. What a lovely idea, maybe we should re write the FREE speech amendmendment. Every time I purchase a CD or tape, a good portion of that price pays the dues, so chalenge the system. Do it. Jack mostly folk


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